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SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station

A SpaceX capsule rocketed to the International Space Station Aug. 14, carrying tons of science research, plus ice cream.

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F-35As fly in weapons evaluation

Air Force photograph by Scott Wolff An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drops a 2,000-pound GBU-31 bomb over the Utah Test and Training Range, Aug. 10. The F-35 flew Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions….

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RAAF chief completes first flight in AIR 5428 PC-21

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Five tips for photographing Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse crossing America on Aug. 21 will be the first eclipse to march from sea to shining sea in nearly 100 years.

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Innovative experiment brings AF senior leaders to Holloman

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, along with other distinguished visitors, observed a live-fly light attack aircraft experiment showcasing Air Force efforts for innovation Aug. 9, 2017, at Holloman AFB, N.M.


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News Briefs – August 3, 2017

Posted  August 3, 2017

Romania to spend $11.3 billion on defense in next decade Romania’s top defense body has approved a 9.8 billion-euro ($11.3 billion) spending plan for the next decade and has pledged to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense as NATO requests of its members. The Supreme Defense Council met Aug. 1 and agreed to…

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Minuteman III launches from Vandenberg

Posted  August 3, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ian Dudley An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., during an operational test…

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NASA flights to produce sonic booms at Kennedy supersonic research

Posted  August 3, 2017

NASA's research to advance supersonic flight will take wing over the launch site for the agency's storied space program in August.

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Defense

Army aims to field new weapon sight that wirelessly pairs with night vision goggles

Posted  August 3, 2017

In the next 18 months or so, the Army expects to field two new systems to dismounted Soldiers that will allow for more rapid acquisition of targets, even those hidden by darkness, smoke or fog.

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DOD restructures Acquisition, Technology Office to improve military lethality, speed

Posted  August 3, 2017

The U.S. military is today the most powerful and technologically advanced fighting force on the planet, and reorganization within DOD aims at ensuring the military maintains its competitive advantage well into the future, said Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan Aug. 2. The fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directed the department to reorganize the…

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